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Zachariah Cantey Deas
Birth: Oct. 25, 1819
Camden
Kershaw County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Mar. 6, 1882
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. A successful cotton merchant in Alabama, when the Civil War began he recruited and equipped the 22nd Alabama Infantry. Appointed its Colonel and commander, he led the unit at the April 1862 Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee, where he assumed command of his brigade when Brigadier General Adley H. Gladden was mortally wounded on the first day of the engagement. He himself was then severely wounded in the fighting on the next day. Recovering sufficiently by August 1862, he led his brigade in the Summer-Fall 1862 Confederate Invasion of Kentucky. Promoted to Brigadier General, PACS, on December 13, 1862, he would not relinquish command of his brigade until March of 1865, having led the unit through the Battles of Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, The Atlanta Campaign, and the Battle of Franklin, where he was again wounded. Paroled at the end of the conflict, he moved to New York City, New York, where he established himself as a stock broker, and became a prominent man in fiances. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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  Helen Gaines Lyon Deas (1828 - 1927)*
 
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Burial:
Woodlawn Cemetery
Bronx
Bronx County
New York, USA
Plot: Section 38, Elm Plot, Lot S 1/2 4294
GPS (lat/lon): 40.89426, -73.86895
 
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Record added: Jul 12, 2000
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